#32 Craig Sword
Position: G
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 196
Year: Junior
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
High School: G.W. Carver HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013-14 • Sophomore
Started all 32 games he played and missed the Missouri game while attending the funeral of his grandmother.

-Led MSU in scoring and was 18th in the SEC with his 13.7 clip.

-Scored in double-digits 24 times and totaled 20-plus points six times.

-Career high of 33 points came at LSU on Feb. 19.

-Scored 20-plus in three-straight games against Loyola Chicago (24, Dec. 1), TCU (24, Dec. 5) and Southeastern Louisiana (22, Dec. 13).

-Led the Bulldogs in field goal attempts (324), field goals made (157), free throws made (111) and attempted (179), assists (88) and steals (60).

-His 60 steals tied for the seventh-most in a single season at MSU.

-Season-best 8 assists came against Auburn on Jan. 22.

-Career-high 7 steals came in win against Ole Miss on Jan. 11.

-Was named the SEC Player of the Week on Dec. 2 after having 24 points against Loyola and 12 versus Jackson State.

-In the SEC Tournament against Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, scored 20 and 16 points. Also had 6 assists, three steals and a block against the Commodores, while having 8 rebounds against the Rebels.

-Finished the year with 437 points and 120 rebounds in 900 minutes of action.


2012-13 • Freshman
Named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team.

-Received SEC Freshman of the Week honors twice (Jan. 14 and March 11).

-Appeared in all 32 games and drew 30 starts.

-Led MSU with 10.5 points per game.

-Scored a career-high 25 points against LSU.

-Tied the team lead with 75 assists.

-His 55 steals were the third most all-time by an MSU freshman.

-Scored in double-digits 15 timess.

-Led or co-led the team in scoring in 17 games.

-Scored what proved to be the game-winning free throws against South Carolina in MSU’s first SEC win.

-His  300th-career point came in the regular-season finale against Auburn.

-Averaged 12.5 points in the SECT, scoring 19 against Tennessee.


High School
-Earned Alabama Mr. Basketball Honors after averaging 17.5 points, 8 assists, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 5 steals as a senior.

-Was tabbed 6A Alabama Player of the Year and Alabama Gatorade Player of the year while also earning All-Metro and All-State first-team accolades.

-Shot 65 percent from the field, 52 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent at the foul line.

-Led Carver to a 29-3 record and the Class 6A championship crown.

-In the 61-56 win against Hazel Green, scored a career-high 33 points on 10-19 shooting.

-As a junior, averaged 23.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 5.1 assists as his team finished 33-2 and lost to eventual 6A champion Hillcrest in the semis.

-As a sophomore, Carver lost in the Class 5A title game to Lee-Huntsville and posted a 34-2 ledger.

-Averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

-As a 4-star recruit by Rivals, listed as the 88th overall best player in the country and the 15th best shooting guard.

-Led Alabama to a 109-104 win in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic with 36 points en route to being named MVP.

Craig Sword was born on Jan. 16, 1994, in Montgomery, Ala. ... Major is undecided. ... Son of Earline Sword and Craig Sword.


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